In addition to its usual excellent content,1 issue 54 of Broken Pencil contains two reviews from me, which I’m super excited about.
The first review is of Afflictions & Departures, by Madeline Sonik. Part memoir, part history, I later learned it was nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary ended up claiming the prize, but Sonik was in excellent company.
The second review is of Stephen Cain’s I Can Say Interpellation!, a collection of children’s rhymes rewritten as politically charged poems. Neat stuff.2
It’s a great magazine, check it out!
- Especially check out “Zine vs. Art,” by Laura Trethewey, which explores what amounts to the gentrification of the zine scene. [↩]
- Stephen Cain seemed like it! [↩]